Tag: food

Professor Elliott: what food scandal could be next?

by , Professor of Food Safety Energy & Home 21 October 2014
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goats cheese

After leading a review into our food supply networks, Professor Chris Elliott explains how we need to monitor the food supply chain to prevent any future food scares. Find out more from him in this guest post: (more about goats cheese...)

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Is your diet backed by science?

by , Scientist Consumer Rights 8 October 2014
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Tape measure round knife and fork

Looking to lose weight? Searching the web for a diet to help? Here’s Voice of Young Science member Rob Hagan on why many of these diets are based on nothing more than dodgy nutritional claims. (more about fad diets...)

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Should we do more to stop junk food marketing to children?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 4 October 2014
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Advertising sweets to children

Are food companies doing enough to market their goods responsibly? Are there particular food products that you feel are marketed to appeal to children or techniques that reel younger punters in? (more about junk food marketing.)

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Are you getting the fish you pay for?

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 14 September 2014
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Fish and chips

In our latest round of food testing, as part of our Stop Food Fraud campaign, we’ve found some fishy goings on in fish ‘n’ chip shops. Is the fish you’re ordering the fish you’re getting? (more about fish fraud...)

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Where’s your meat from?

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 8 September 2014
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Lots of raw, red meat

Most of us are interested in knowing where our meat comes from. That’s why we’re working with other European consumer orgs to ensure you know the full journey of your meat, not just a slice of it. (more about origin labelling...)

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A new Food Crime Unit to stop a horsemeat repeat

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 4 September 2014
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Food fraud

The Government has today accepted the recommendations of the Elliott Report in full, including the establishment of a new Food Crime Unit. Will this give you more confidence in the food you buy? (more about food fraud...)

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Are lessons being learned from previous food scares?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 31 August 2014
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Mornging newspaper illustation

In recent weeks we’ve heard news of a national salmonella outbreak, an investigation exposing unacceptably high levels of campylobacter in chicken and, most recently, news of a strike by meat inspectors. (more on food scares...)

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Tempting treats are cleared from the tills at Aldi

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 27 August 2014
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old fashioned sweets

Sweets at supermarket checkouts have been a bugbear for many people - whether enticing you to back down on your good intentions or, more overtly, encouraging your children to pester you to buy them. (more about treats at the checkout...)

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How many chickens really contain campylobacter?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 5 August 2014
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Man looking at chicken through magnifying glass

The Food Standards Agency has today published the first of its quarterly results for levels of campylobacter contamination in supermarket chickens - we now want to know the best and worst performing shops... (more on campylobacter in chickens...)

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Barmy special offers: spotted any in your supermarket lately?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 29 July 2014
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Special offer hanging on a fishing hook

Did you catch last night’s Supermarket Wars documentary on Dispatches? Presenter Harry Wallop explored how the supermarkets compete on price, meet our online demands and use special offers to lure us in… (more about supermarket wars...)

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Do you splash the cash on so-called ‘superfoods’?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 21 July 2014
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Blueberries

I regularly read news stories about the next superfood that will change my life, but are they really worth splashing out on? Find out how much you could save by swapping pricey superfoods for cheaper alternatives. (read more about cheaper superfoods...)

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Is life too sweet at times?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 6 July 2014
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Sugar on spoon

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft report on carbohydrates and health published last week should be a wake-up call to the Government, food industry and consumers. (more on sugar...)

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Your view: supermarket budget range foods

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 27 June 2014
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Shopper carrying supermarket basket

Our Shefalee has been fishing for your views on budget food. Do you put supermarket budget ranges in your shopping basket? Here’s a round-up of some of your comments. (your view on budget ranges...)

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How do you like to serve sausages?

by , Principal Home Researcher Consumer Rights 21 June 2014
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Bangers and mash

Picking up a prime pork sausage is simple thanks to our recent taste test. But selecting your premium banger isn’t the only decision you’ll need to make. Fry up? In a casserole? Just how are you going to serve yours up? (more about sausages...)

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